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is >> pelley: tonight, the c.i.a. director now threatens the commander in afghanistan. the pentagon is investigating e-mails general john allen traded with a florida woman. who is she? bob orr and john miller investigate. nancy cordes on the president's next cabinet. who's coming and who's going in the top jobs? the head of the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak is called before congress. jim axelrod on the investigation. and they faced down a mass murderer. elaine quijano with the officer who was shot 12 times as he and his partner stopped a bloodbath. >> i confronted evil in the parking lot and evil was not going to leave. captioning snsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. general john allen, the general in charge of the war in afghanistan, is under investigation tonight in connection with the same woman who helped bring down the director of the c.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generat
in afghanistan is under investigation. the pentagon looking into alleged inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and one of the women in the center of the controversy. filling the void with the abrupt departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims strasburg until the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged
allen since the fbi probe implicated him. some defensive issues with the pentagon told us that these e- mails were flirtatious and we've been turned over to the inspector general. they came from the fbi and the implication is there was no suggestion of any criminal conduct, but you might have some uniform code of military justice violations like conduct unbecoming of an officer or service discrediting or adultery. these are all crimes under the military code before you make it sound as though allen could be in danger of more than just losing his promotion. he could be in the same kind of trouble as four-star general petraeus. >> perhaps more so herself because he's still an active duty officer and subject to the uniform code of military justice. so i think based on my conversations with the pentagon today, that is where the investigation is leading at this point. >> a lot of people are wondering whether or not this is just a one off, an out liar or is this -- outlier or a window into what goes on all the time in the military that we civilians don't know anything about. >> reporter: the
investigation because of his relationship with kelly. the pentagons looking at more than 20,000 documents and emails between them which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. kelly initiated an fbi investigation after receiving threatening emails later linked to paul jo broadwell, petraeus biographer and mistress. general allen's nomination to be the next commander of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to t
sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words. >> if sequestration goes into effect it's a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: the strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan towards the pacific and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned by the time sequestration was over the u.s. would have the smallest ground force since 1940, smallest navy since 1915 and smallest air force ever. a bleak prediction which ignores the quantum leap in weapons technology. as the president pointed out in the debate no other country comes close. >> we spend more on our military than the next ten countries combined. >> reporter: sequestration would not change that. according to the center for budget assessment it's not the size of the cuts about $50 billion a year that's damaging but the fact that they
a year. still, in unveiling the budget plans earlier this year can the pentagon said that it would have to save a whopping $60 billion from efficiencies, if it's to afford the key priorities in an era of declining resources what has the pentagon done so far? and how do you ring efficiency from an organize as diverse and far flunk as the defendant department? joining us is david wennergren, the department's assistant deputy chief management officer. sir, welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> so your office was created co help drive the efficiencies across the department. and the goal is to save $60 billion overall. how do you do that? is it by making minor changes to just about everything, for example, legacy programs? is it through sweeping major reforms? is it eliminating work? what is the strategic approach you guys are taking to save money? >> it takes a little bit of all those things. it's a big organization, 3.5 million people spread around the world. the i.t. budget alone is 38 billion, we spend 7 billion on the department. one interesting thing about being a changed leader in
the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they will have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions until we determine what the facts are and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >> sources tell cbs news that paula broadwell the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a
to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictures come into the scene? >> you know, remember when we said you couldn't have made this case up. >> president obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> a scandal on "sesame street." the puppeteer who performs as elmo admitted to having a r
attack in benghazi, libya. the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the penalty gone more than 20,000 pages of -- pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communication with allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. she went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails and agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official describes them as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen says he did nothing wrong but for now the hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold the promotion to supreme allied commander in europe. >> reporter: both allen and petraeus wrote letters of support for her sister in a custody battle. even though david petraeus resigned lawmakers r
the fbi, cia, pentagon, the white house, and congress. >> i am puzzled by much of what has occurred in the fbi investigation. >> reporter: the former cia director admitted to an affair with broadwell which came to light when the fbi investigated what one u.s. official has described as a jealous e-mail broadwell sent to kelley. now general allen is under investigation for allegedly sending to kelley e-mail messages one defense official described as flirtation. authorities are scouring 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> it really makes you wonder how he would have even the time to do it and the motivation to do that from afar. >> reporter: the news about allen which the national security council spokesman says president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned has put amen's nomination to be nato supreme allied commander on hold. allen denies any wrongdoing and remains on duty in afghanistan. >> president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders. and we'll continue to have that confidence. >> reporter: a defense official tells cnn there's
the attack on libya and the pentagon's investigating e-mail communications who apparently is not too happy with all the new found fame. >> there's a whole bunch of people blocking my alley and can't drive into my own driveway. >> about how many people are out there? >> 10 at least. >> i'm a consulate general. i have involuntary ubl uability. they should not be able to cross my property. >> kelley does not have any diplomatic protection. paula broadwell still at her brother's. >> it's been a game of cat and mouse. this morning when she went for an early morning run, she slipped by five photographers. >> it's crazy. it's like a small big town. >> the stake out at paula's brother's home includes about a dozen photo journalists. >> i thought it was a movie set going on. >> some are on the sidewalk in front of the yellow home. and some in the public alleyway behind the house. last night the photographers who took pictures of broad well through a window say they had to have known they were there and looked as though she was posing at times. >> you do things in private and everything has ramifica
. the widening investigation the s now jeopardizing general john allen's future. the pentagon is looking at emails he exchanged with joe kelly. sources described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. >> these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he's a terrific officer. he's also done a really good job in afghanistan. >> the white house and lawmakers continue to express confidence in general allen's leadership of u.s. troops if afghanistan while his promotion to become nato's top general is on hold. >> he said he has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of the investigation that's going on now which i hope will be concluded soon. >> one anonymous e mail from several months ago warned allen to stay away from kelly. sources stay e mail came from paula broadwell. in her e mail to allen broadwell warned that kelly was a seductress. >> president obama is expected to answer a lot of questions today about the patraeus scandal. you can see the president's news conference right here on channel 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and president o
admiral curtis was serving at the pentagon. >> the whole building shook and then we got word that a plane had hit the pentagon. so we started evacuating everyone to make sure they were all right. >> my first phone call is from someone that they're safe, your husband helped us out of building and made sure we're all secure and say. >> reporter: 36 years have gone by since curtis played on this gridiron. navy marine corps stadium has been revamped many times over since then, but what hasn't changed is his love of service personified on veterans day. >> i've always felt that football, athletics gives you the drive and competitiveness and pride. >> reporter: pride, it's why veterans day is so meaningful to him today. in annapolis, dave owens, 9 sports. >> now the kurts have one more daughter at the naval -- the curtiss have one more daughter at the naval academy in the class of 2016. >>> still ahead tonight 9 news now has learned of some changes in the 2 , for d.c.'s emergency -- works for d.c.'s emergency services plus -- >> reporter: this is bruce johnson at john glenn, the main boat in
freeway at south capitol street. look at that delay. i would say at least at the pentagon heading north on 395. i'll be back with more at 6:43. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. >>> we're less than 30 minutes away from cbs this morning. they are talking about the latest on the petraeus fallout. norah o'donnell is in new york. good morning. this is like a bad soap opera. >> it is. we keep learning more and more details. good morning, mike and and dray ya. this big -- and andrea. this big story is still unfolding. we're now learning the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now under investigation for inappropriate communication with a woman that was involved in the petraeus sex scandal. while we've been working our sources since it broke overnight and ahead what we're learning about the thousands -- that's right, thousands of e- mails. we have a closer look at the woman involved jill kelley when we see you right at 7:00. >> we'll be watching. thank you. >>> the john glenn, the d.c. fire department's main boat for large-scale emergencies is in desperate need of repairs. >> it's 50 ye
at new hampshire avenue looks good. one more live look on the other side of town. 395 at the pentagon. no delays to the 14th street bridge. i'll be back in a few minutes with more traffic. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. been spping smart, ca gettincash bk on what?d you' gonnaool off fan at hoooound!cut nit you gottget yo cash back,n new acks. usfreedom onunch with ck. everybody t! evebody get! nit you gottget yo cashget chase eedom.. >>> we are back. this is always the place to get your weather first. here's a live look at the jefferson memorial. it is 50 degrees. it's going to be a nice day,. a little cloudier howard says but we'll let you hear it from him. thank you for starting your monday with us. i'm andrea roane. >>> happy monday. i'm mike hydeck. howard is on the weather terrace checking things out. >> good morning. very nice. 40s and 50s. light winds. we do have a lot of clear skies at the moment. just a few clouds here and there. it's going to be this afternoon where the clouds thicken up. temperatures still warm, upper 60s. maybe not as nice as it was the last cou
. the pentagon's inspector general is still reviewing hundreds of emails that he exchanged with jill kelley the woman who led the fbi to uncover the affair between broadwell and petraeus. john mccain says he still supports allen. >> i believe general allen is one of our best military leaders and i continue to have confidence in his ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he has now been nominated. >> reporter: in a separate interview the nation's top military commander, general dempsey expressed similar confidence. he acknowledged the effect of the investigation on his nomination. saying i see this investigation and how long it could take affecting that. leon panetta is directing dempsey to oversee ethical culture and why so many top commanders find themselves involved in legal and ethical problems. that review has been planned for a while but the investigation involving petraeus and allen has given tissue new >> bob thanks. the border clash between israel and hamas is three days old and getting more violent. israel offered a three hour truce but ham
transport planes valued at 6.7 billion. the pentagon says saudi arabia needs the airplanes to help sustain its aging fleet. lockheed is going to make some money off of them. >> you're talking about the fiscal cliff. we don't want to wait till the new congress comes in but i heard senator-elect kaine said he would favor taxes on people making a half million dollars or higher. >> that's what he was campaigning on, that very specific point. he is sort of halfway between the republicans and the white house on this particular point. >> maybe there is some room. >> the other option is if they don't make a deal, they have 16 days in the lame duck congress starting tomorrow. they could just simply make some sort of band-aid measure, kick the can down the road to extend this into the new year to give the new congress more time to figure this out. we're going to be watching every step of the way for you guys. >> fiscal cliff, the new greece. >> thanks, jess. >>> america is growing -- the obesity epidemic is sparking thousands of jobs. >> more in two minutes. >>> everything you need to know to get yo
for active members of the -- members of the military. the pentagon says this year 166 soldiers have taken their own lives. that's already more than all of 2011. the problem has been linked to combat stress, but the army says many of the soldiers who have committed suicide all this year have never been deployed. >>> is there some common ground to be found? president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders today to talk about how they are going to address the upcoming fiscal cliff. now the president is publicly saying he wants higher taxes on the richest americans. republicans say closing tax loopholes could do the trick. if we don't meet in the middle we could go back into a recession economists say. it's a long list of spending cuts and tax increases which will take effect in january if they do nothing. >>> a student accused of murdering her roommate has been found not on all charges. >> after three days of testimony, jurors sided with alexis simpson and her defense team which argued that dominique frazier's killing was a result of self-defense and not of murder. >> we never doub
the pentagon. and four star general and the head of the cia. >> what about his wife? that's the person that should be concerned about this. >> about holly patraeus, should she stay with her man? been with him 38 years. go stand by your man? what do you think if it were you? >> if it were me? are you asking me? what do you think? >> i think he's toast. >> that's a personal decision that each woman has to make. and i would not say she needs to leave him. if he were my husband he'd be gone. >> like that reba show where she stands there and the husband says i have an affair and i'm standing here and telling you i'm leaving his lying cheating butt or something. but life doesn't always imitate the sitcoms. this is deep stuff. when there's an affair it cuts to the soul of you and you want to hope people can work it out. that's really tough. >> and there are children involved and you've seen women stand by public figures. an thoughy's wife standing next to him and you can see the pain in her face but she's standing there. her reasons are her reasons. >> and she was pregnant at the time. become
general petraeus and general john allen. now the pentagon is looking into questionable e-mails between general allen and kelley. that has put allen's nomination to become nato supreme commander in europe in jeopardy. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> meanwhile acting c.i.a. director michael morell will testify before congress instead of former c.i.a. director petraeus. lawmakers have questions about the deadly consulate attack in benghazi, libya in september. >>> another four-star general is being demoted but for different reasons. general ward is accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel. ward will have to repay the government some $82,000. >>> president obama will be pretty busy looking for new personnel in his cabinet. he now has the task of looking for a new c.i.a. director and needs to nominate a new secretary of state candidate because hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post. cbs news has learned the leading candidate to replace her u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. w
an audience right now. if you're planning to head northbound on 395 pentagon to the 14th street bridge, you're okay. now we'll take a live look or actually to a map again. bw parkway route 50 through cheverly looks great. no problems in the northeast corridor. one more live look outside. this time we'll head over to the beltway at the american legion bridge. no issues to report here. i'll be back at 6:00. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. >>> making news at 5:49, syrian activists say antigovernment groups have reached a preliminary deal to form a new opposition leadership. opposition factions have been meeting. the u.s. and other countries have been pressuring the group opposing syrian president bashar al-assad to present a united front. >>> early this morning greek lawmakers passed their 2013 budget as thousands protested outside the parliament building. the budget includes deep spending cuts and tax hikes. the euro zone countries are meeting today to discuss additional loans to keep greece if going bankrupt. >>> president obama is inviting labor and business leaders to the white hou
the pentagon is investigating america's top general in afghanistan. >> and it's connected to david petraeus' resignation as the head of the c.i.a. general john allen succeeded petraeus as the head of the international coalition in afghanistan. a defense official says the investigation centers on possibly inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. kelley is the florida woman who alerted the f.b.i. about threatening e-mails she got. >> if you know my ser, like i said -- my sister, like i said she's a dedicated mother and dedicated wife. >> it's believed the e-mails kelley felt threatened came from broadwell. broadwell is the woman who wrote the biographer about petraeus who became involved in an extramarital affair. john allen denies he's done anything wrong and remains in command. >>> the biggest of the three rescue boats in the d.c. fire department's fleet is in need of massive repairs. the john glenn is 50 years old. thanks to a missed application deadline, its coast guard application has expired. it needs $700,000 worth of repairs, including to its communication system. 9news reporter preeti
.s. commander in afghanistan. and now the pentagon is looking at e-mails between allen and kelly. defense secretary says that he thinks the scandal stops there. >> i'm not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> reporter: general allen was suppose to be on capitol hill this week for confirmation hearings on a promotion. their supreme ally commander here, but the scandal put their hearings on hold. allen was mentioned during hearings for general joseph, the nominated one to replace allen in afghanistan. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. >> reporter: in a statement on wednesday, allen says he is cooperating with investigators. in the meantime they want america's to receive more epics training to help steer them away from trouble. anita? back to you. >> tara, thank you. >> the conflict is escalating where a family of three was killed today in southern israel. the blast came after they assassinated the chief. and the militant group, they said that 15 palestinians were also killed in the attack. and the com
department, the cia and the pentagon in recent weeks as they work in the words of one official to sync up their bengazhi timeline. thursday the closed door hearing intelligence officials will show a benghazi timeline. >> senior correspondent john miller former assistant director of national against is with us along with retired general richard myers. he's a former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. good morning. general myers, general petraeus served under you, you know this man well. should he have resigned? is this the kind of thing that a military man should resign who is no longer serving the military but at cia. >> if you were in the military yes he should have resign. anybody that's in charge of our secrets like general petraeus was, there are a lot of folks under him that take polygraphs that try to get at are you having affairs, are you vulnerable to outside forces that could force to you leak classified information. he heads the biggest intelligence agency we have in that regard, at least the most sensitive intelligence and i think it's perfectly roper he resign. >> your surp
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